Old School Video of The Week: David Bowie (Soul Train Performance) – “Golden Years”

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young/REX (100574d) David Bowie DAVID BOWIE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - 1983

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Young/REX (100574d)
David Bowie
DAVID BOWIE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – 1983

The year was 1976 when the late David Bowie performed on Soul Train. Yes, David Bowie was on a show that demonstrated pure Black excellence. Bowie performed his successful single, “Golden Years” from his album entitled Station to Station.

Bowie at this time was losing some of his visual eccentricity and began wearing suits. Bowie wasn’t quite there yet, with the normalcy, but he was slowly evolving. Unfortunately, the performance was lip sync to epic proportions, but that was what a lot of artists were doing on shows like Soul Train. Either way, to see Bowie on one of the most soulful shows imaginable was a foreshadowing scene as to what he would do and say for Black artists that would come after him.

Bowie passed away of cancer on January 10, 2016, but before leaving this earth, he left a great legacy behind. Bowie was able to create 26 albums and starred in 22 films, and this doesn’t count to the countless songs he has penned for himself and others. Bowie’s legacy is nothing short of creative genius and learning how to transform himself enough to instill his relevancy was part of it. Bowie will be missed.

-Ms Scripter

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